JarSpy Plugin For IntelliJ Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Tonight I was looking for the IntelliJ Plugin Wiki but I couldn't remember the url so I did the obvious; I put "intellij plugin" into google. To my surprise, the first link in the search results referred to my JarSpy Plugin For IntelliJ. I can't say that I had forgotten ever having written that, but I can say that I haven't had any reason to think about it for a long time. A couple of years ago I got an email from one of the billions of JarSpy fans out there and the email was asking me for a JarSpy plugin for IntelliJ. I was an IntelliJ user at the time (I still am) and I was interested in taking a look at their plugin API so I went at it. It didn't take long to write the plugin (although I do remember wishing there was better documentation for their API, maybe that has improved since then).

JarSpy has turned out to be one of those little things that continues to popup for me from time to time. Just a couple of weeks ago at my regular poker game one of my friends, who I had never had any reason to discuss JarSpy with, said something like "hey, I was using JarSpy today and...".

It has probably been more than a year since I made any code changes to JarSpy. I have some interesting ideas that I would like to add. Maybe I will get some time to play with that soon.